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Full Disclosure: Tesla Anticipates 300-Mile Model S to Be EPA-Rated for 265 Miles

Tesla is preparing to deliver its first Model S electric sedans to customers next month, but in the spirit of full disclosure, has outlined why it anticipates its 300-mile version will be rated by the EPA for 265 miles.
May 15, 2012
2012 Chicago Auto Show

First Look: Kia Track'ster Concept

Sports soul salutes shameless speed.
Feb 08, 2012
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Mercedes, Pioneer Give Vito “Project-X” DJ Van a $39K Sound Setup

Project-X isn’t some secret government project (that we know of), but it is the name of a Mercedes-Benz Vito with a hefty sound system from the United Kingdom.
Jan 06, 2012
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Funky Wins: Hyundai Veloster Recognized by Chicago Athenaeum’s Good Design Awards

It appears telling Hyundai’s designers to go crazy on the unconventional Veloster has paid off, as the three-door “coupe” has been named a Good Design Award winner by the Chicago Athenaeum: Museum of Architecture and Design.
Dec 27, 2011
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Great Changes: We Chart the R35 Nissan GT-R’s Transformations

The year 2012 is almost over, which means one thing for Nissan GT-R enthusiasts: the 2013 supercar model is almost here.
Dec 05, 2011
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2013 Colorado Lands on Chevrolet’s List of 10 Greatest Trucks

The 2013 Chevrolet Colorado, after facing some uncertainty over whether it’d be brought to the United States, has landed on the brand’s short list of important trucks.
Nov 23, 2011
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Report: 2013 Lexus GS Aiming Crosshairs at BMW M5?

It takes cojones to make a serious pass at an established performance icon, especially if you don’t have any sort of real performance pedigree.
Nov 22, 2011
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Third-Party TUV Test Gives 112-MPG Rating To Fisker Karma

The global validation experts at the Technischer Üeberwachungs Verein have weighed in on the lavish, plug-in Fisker Karma, and the fuel economy numbers may surprise you: 51.6 miles of all-electric driving, 26 combined mpg in range-extending mode, and a total of 112 combined mpg.
Nov 18, 2011
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'Forza 4' Prepares to Light Up Xbox 360 Consoles in October

Every year, the video game community looks forward to the Electronic Entertainment Expo, aka E3.
Jun 12, 2011
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Mitsubishi i-MiEV, Nissan Leaf Prove Essential in Japanese Disaster Aid Relief

The devastating March earthquake and tsunami in Japan is still fresh in our minds, and there’s still a lot of work to be done as the rebuilding continues.
May 11, 2011
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NHTSA: Early 2010 U.S. Traffic Fatality Estimates Reveal Record Low

If you’re a big vehicle safety buff, you’ll presumably be happy to learn American drivers have collectively managed to lower the number of traffic fatalities in 2010.
Apr 04, 2011
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Chevrolet Cruze Expected to Surpass 50,000 Units Sold in First Quarter of 2011

To the doubters who don’t believe the American auto industry can build a competitive compact car, General Motors has something to say.
Apr 01, 2011
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Musk: Tesla “Can Succeed As An Independent Company,” Takeover Unlikely

After a recent Web column said Tesla was a “prime acquisition target,” CEO Elon Musk has fired back a response.
Mar 30, 2011
News & Rumors

German Tuner AC Schnitzer Transforms BMW Z4 into Eco-Tuned 99d Concept Car

AC Schnitzer is a well-recognized tuner in the European aftermarket scene, and its efforts continue today with its 99d concept.
Mar 29, 2011
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All-New Volkswagen Jetta Recalled For Wiring Issues

In an effort to make its vehicles more affordable and accessible to the buying public, Volkswagen radically simplified its sixth-generation Jetta for the United States market.
Mar 28, 2011
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